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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:07 am    Post subject: Wiki editors still needed! Reply with quote

Would anyone be willing to help put data from Navy Lists and similar documents into the Wiki?

Some primary areas of need are:

1. Adding the German destroyers and submarine class pages. This work requires something like a copy of Conway's 1906 (1860 would also be needed for the surface ships). We have a Wiki bot that can quickly create stub pages for the individual vessels of the classes. The data format for entry is very concise. For example, the following blurb at the foot of the Wittelsbach class allows the bot to create stub pages for all the ships in the class, and also the navigation footer table at the bottom and the ship list at the top of the same article:

Code:


<!-- data

nat=DE
cat=PreDreadnought
type=pre-dreadnought

chain=Battleships

{ship
name=Mecklenburg
pend=
builder=[[Vulcan]]{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
order=Navy Law of 1898{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
laid=1900{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
launch=9 11 1901{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
comm=25 6 1903{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
fate=Broken up
fatedate=1921{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
}

{ship
name=Schwaben
pend=
builder=[[Wilhelmshaven]]{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
order="
laid=1900{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
launch=19 8 1901{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
comm=13 4 1904{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
fate=Broken up
fatedate=1921{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
}

{ship
name=Wettin
pend=
builder=[[Schichau]]{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
order="
laid=1899{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
launch=6 6 1901{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
comm=1 10 1902{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
fate=Broken up
fatedate=1922{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
}

{ship
name=Wittelsbach
pend=
builder=[[WIlhelmshaven]]{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
order="
laid=1899{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
launch=3 7 1900{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
comm=15 10 1902{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
fate=Broken up
fatedate=1921{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
}

{ship
name=Zähringen
pend=
builder=[[Germaniawerft]]{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
order="
laid=1899{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
launch=12 6 1901{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
comm=25 10 1902{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
fate=Discarded
fate2=
fatedate=1920{{Conways1860|p. 248}}
}



2. Using the same methods, the ship classes of the French, Italian and Russian navies need most of their data entered.

3. I have started creating what will be the most complete set of pages detailing the various Squadrons and Flotillas of the Royal Navy, tracking as best as possible how each changed month-by-month through the war. I need help applying data from Navy Lists into these pages, and can supply a large PDF file fairly optimized to make the work as efficient as possible. For an example of these, check out [url=http://dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/index.php/Third_Destroyer_Flotilla_(Royal_Navy)]this one[/url]. Various templates streamline the syntax to some degree.

Please contact me by email if you'd like to help and could make some time available. My email is "tone" through the domain name of this site. Thanks!

tone
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